|Arwyn with her 2nd child at 1 day old|
“So, I've had three pregnancy massages with Arwyn to date, and her hands are MAGIC! I never fail to become a puddle of goo, and she has that priceless talent of finding the places that need the most attention... I'm really looking forward to our postpartum date!” -- Katie BoydThe changes that can occur when trying to conceive, in pregnancy, and postpartum -- no matter how desired the pregnancy may be -- can feel alarming; not only do our bodies change, but so do our sense of our self and the ways we relate to our bodies. Massage can not only reduce the physical aches of this years-long process but also ease the dysphoria of a body become unfamiliar to us (or, that we may have come to hate for its betrayal, if a pregnancy isn't as forthcoming as we'd hoped).
“Thank you again so much for the massage. It was just what I needed physically and mentally. While I haven’t reached the “touched out” point, it was really healing to have touch that didn’t require anything of me.” -- BreAnna K., 4w postpartumI strive to provide preconception, prenatal, and postpartum massage in a welcoming, relaxing setting. For your comfort, I have an extra-wide table (and the ability to make it wider), the bodyCushion system, and various wedges and pillows, so we can can work with you in whatever position is most comfortable. Babies are welcome on the table or in the office during your massage until they are rolling over. There is a waiting area outside the massage area for a co-parent or baby-minder to rock or walk with your baby if you desire to keep them close without necessarily bringing them on to the table with you.
I offer 90 minute appointments (up to two hours for new clients) to allow abundant time to discuss your pregnancy experiences and concerns, and provide a full 70 minutes on the table. Because massage is often most needed by those least able to afford it, I offer several options for reduced price massages, financial aid for massage, and trade or barter possibilities.